What Research and Technology has been done to prove the effectiveness of Miron Violet Glass?

Sun and sunlight play an important role in our daily life. Our sun yields a wide spectrum of electromagnetic energy due to continuous thermonuclear reactions and this radiates through space in all directions. The sunlight that reaches the earth's surface consists of the visible light spectrum (with the colours of the rainbow from violet to red) and the invisible light spectrum with ultraviolet (UV) radiation, infrared (IR) radiation and micro and radio waves.

Sunlight is enormously important for growth. In fact, there is no life possible without light. This same light that initially made growth possible also accelerates the process of molecular decay. As soon as plants, for example, are ready for harvesting, they must be used immediately or preserved efficiently. If they are exposed to sunlight after being gathered, then decomposition may take place and this drastically reduces the level of bio-energy in the plant. The Fraunhofer Institute in Munich (Germany) believes this process of decomposition to be due to the radiation from the visible light.

In order to test this observation, chemical analysis by gas chromatography of rosewater, stored for two months in either violet or amber glass, was performed at this institute. It was clearly shown that within 2 months the amount of several important aromatic compounds decreased significantly following storage in amber glass. No change was observed in the sample stored in violet glass, pointing to quality protection against decomposition by visible light.

Most of the traditional colours used in glass packaging (clear, amber, blue and green) allow visible light to pass through and therefore don't offer enough protection against decomposition processes induced by visible light.

Biophotonic research, the study of light particles absorbed and emitted by living cells, has shown that these wavelengths are very important for communication between living cells. Recent results from this scientific field have also shown that the quality of nutrition not only depends on chemical composition, but also on the content of light energy and the potential information that is provided by UVA and IR frequencies. This fundamental bio-information plays a crucial role in the control of all vital processes. Biophotonic measurements show that food, for example ripe grain, plants and fruits, (freshly squeezed or dried) as well as any extracts from plants (e.g. olive and linseed oil) are perfect suppliers of light energy; a transfer which is closely connected to optical memorization within the biological sample.

Nevertheless, high-class edible goods lose their quality during storage and age prematurely. Biophotonic research on the quality of food, contained in a variety of package materials, show that the quality of ordered bio-energy of food stored in violet-glass, is significantly higher the than counterparts kept in classical containers such as glass or plastic. In addition, it was demonstrated that an optimal protection of bio-information is obtained during long-term storage in violet-glass.

Scientific research of biophotonics in the field of food quality control, led by Professor Fritz-Albert Popp, is performed at the International Institute for Biophysics (IIB) in Hombroich near Düsseldorf (Germany). In the early eighties he initiated this research at the University and at the Centre of Technology in Kaiserslautern (Germany).

Since 1988, Dr. Niggli has collaborated scientifically with Professor Popp. In the middle of the nineties he started biophotonic research on the quality of food stored in a variety of package materials. Biological samples stored in violet-glass preserve their quality of bio-energy significantly better than in classical packaging (e.g. amber glass, aluminum foil and plastic).